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Sochi In Photo: Life In The Russian Resort

by | 22nd, January 2014

SOCHI is the site of the Olympic Winter Games. What’s life like in the Russian report staging the event that has cost. Dmitry Chernyshenko, Sochi 2014’s chief executive, says the show will “wow audiences across the world”.  It coat $51bn? WOW! Boris Nemtsov, the former deputy prime minister, claims £15.17 billion of that has been stolen from the big pot.  There are report of locals being forcibly evicted, snow being kept in cold stores, Vladimir Putin has stated “We have a ban on propaganda of homosexuality and paedophilia [to minors]” and following terrorist attacks in Volgograd last month, police are seeking three “black widow” suicide bombers. WOW!

 

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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, the colored state emblem of the USSR hangs on the door of the outhouse in the yard of the railroad house in the village of Vesyoloye outside Sochi, Russia. Signs read “Chief engineer; Showers.”

 

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In this picture taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, Alexandra Krivchenko, left, Nadezhda Kurovskaya, center, Irina Kharchenko, right, residents of 5a Akatsiy, street drink tea in the village of Vesyoloye outside Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, a new highway is seen on the fringes of the Olympic park in Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, Irina Kharchenko walks in the yard of her house beside the screen separating the yard of her house and a federal highway in the village Vesyoloye outside Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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n this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, a submarine from an amusement arcade is on the beach in central Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, a woman washes up dishes in her kitchen in the yard of a house in the village of Vesyoloye, outside Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, the 5a street Akatsiy’s house is in the village of Vesyoloye outside Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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In this photo taken on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, a passer-by is reflected in a glass wall of the store selling Olympic goods in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. The Sochi Olympics is President Vladimir Putin’s pet project. The Olympics is less than two months away. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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– In this Nov. 29, 2013, file photo the Alexandriisky Mayak apartment complex, left, is shownin the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Sochi has long been a choice destination for Russia’s political elite. Sochi is the location for the 2014 Winter Olympics, kicking off on Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, file photo, snowboarders and skiers rest after competitions, in Rosa Khutor, some 60 km east of the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. For visitors to the Winter Olympics, Sochi may feel like a landscape from a dream _ familiar and strange at once. Palm trees evoke a tropical seaside resort, but the Black Sea itself is seriously cold; turn away from the palms and the jagged, snow-covered peaks of the Caucasus Mountains rise nearby. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)

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This Dec. 9, 2012 photo shows a statue of the late Russian leader Vladimir Lenin in a casual posture in a park in the resort city of Sochi, Russia. Sochi is the location of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which will be held from Feb. 7-23. (AP Photo/Jim Heintz)

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In this Feb. 22, 2013, file photo, waiters dressed in Russian Cossack costumes work at a street restran in Krasnaya Polyana, mountain Olympic cluster, 60 kilometers East from Sochi, Russia. For visitors to the Winter Olympics, Sochi may feel like a landscape from a dream _ familiar and strange at once. Palm trees evoke a tropical seaside resort, but the Black Sea itself is seriously cold; turn away from the palms and the jagged, snow-covered peaks of the Caucasus Mountains rise nearby. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

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The U.S. Olympic figure skating team headed to Sochi do a group cheer on mid-ice at the end of their skating spectacular after the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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SOCOG staff members digs in the snow after six workers were swept off a roof at the bobsleigh center, for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi when the snow they were clearing slid to the ground in Rzhanaya Polyana Russia on Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 . Associated Press technicians who witnessed the fall said one of the men appeared to have injured a leg and was taken away on a stretcher, while others suffered minor injuries. The men were clearing snow at the Sanki Sliding Center, which will host the bobsleigh and luge events at next monthís games in the Russian Black Sea city. (AP Photo/Joe Payne)

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Orthodox priests and believers bath in the Black Sea during Epiphany celebrations in Khosta, Sochi district Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers will plunge into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day. (AP Photo/Lesya Polyakova)

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A visitor look at athletes’ portraits before a launching ceremony for Japan national team members for the Sochi Winter Olympics at a hotel in Tokyo Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Japan will send 99 athletes and 112 officials to Sochi. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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A photo of a police leaflet seen in a Sochi hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, depicting Dzhannet Tsakhayeva, right, and Zaira Aliyeva. Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month. Police leaflets seen by an Associated Press reporter at a central Sochi hotel on Tuesday contain warnings about three potential suicide bombers. The police leaflet reads: “Please remember those faces, terrorists may be among us now. If you happen to know anything about them please call 02….”. (AP Photo/Natalya Vasilyeva)

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A photo of a police leaflet seen in a Sochi hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, shows Ruzanna Ibragimova and states that she is at large in the city of Sochi. Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month. Police leaflets seen by an Associated Press reporter at a central Sochi hotel on Tuesday contain warnings about three potential suicide bombers. Police said that Ruzanna Ibragimova, depicted in a mug shot wearing a pink hijab, was at large in Sochi. (AP Photo/Natalya Vasilyeva)

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